Our PhD program is offered jointly between the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies at Carleton University and the Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. This is the only full interdisciplinary doctoral program in Canadian Studies in Canada, combining the longstanding strengths of both institutions in this field. The program draws on the faculty from both universities. It allows students with an interest in Canada to do advanced graduate work beyond the parameters of a single discipline and undertake research for their dissertations using a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches.

A Collaborative Specialization in Political Economy is also available.

Capital Advantage

Situated in the heart of Canada’s capital city, the School offers unmatched practicum opportunities and partnerships with national organizations, museums, archives, government departments and other international and non-governmental organizations. As well, numerous adjunct professors teach and/or mentor our students through internships and research projects. Unique career opportunities can follow.

Research Highlights

  • Canadian Culture and Cultural Policy
  • Policy, Economy and Society
  • Canadian Women’s and Gender Studies
  • Indigenous Studies, Settler Colonial Studies, and Decolonization
  • Heritage Conservation

Program Information

Length: 5 years

Entry Terms:

Fall Application Deadline: February 1

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Contact: Graduate Supervisor: Jennifer.Henderson@carleton.ca

Pathway Options: Thesis

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